Experience the Best of Wales… On rails

The Cambrian Railway spans 120 miles of unspoilt natural beauty and is one of the most scenic rail routes in Britain.

From Shrewsbury in Shropshire, the Cambrian Main Line takes you over the border into Wales, through rugged mountain terrain, quaint market towns, World Heritage sites and castles, cross country towards the picturesque West coast of Wales. Here it merges into the Cambrian Coastal route offering spectacular views, coastal walks and places to visit along the length of the Gwynedd coast.

Choose your route

Visiting by train is a great way to discover Wales.  You’ll see much more from the train than you will by car and almost every town along the Cambrian Line has strong links with Welsh history and culture as shown on our map here.  From the origins of the Welsh parliament in Machynlleth and the World Heritage site at Harlech Castle to the myths and legends of Borth’s ancient forest and the 26 stations along a 57-mile stretch of the scenic Wales coastal path.  There’s something for everyone to enjoy.  Below is a snapshot of three of our favourite things to do.  Book your journey of discovery here.
World Heritage Walk

The Cambrian Coast railway runs alongside the Wales coastal path all the way from Aberdyfi to Pwllheli. Trains run every two hours from Birmingham and Shrewsbury to the Cambrian Coast making it a popular walking destination for day trips and weekend breaks.

Vintage Day Out

Four vintage steam train journeys offering the best scenery in mid-Wales… When you travel along the Cambrian Railway, you’ll not only get the chance to explore our golden coastline; you can also experience some of the best heritage railway journeys in Wales.

Welsh Riviera Weekend

Welcome to the Welsh Riviera. What better place for a romantic weekend away than the picture-perfect charm of Portmeirion, or the breath-taking sea views at Criccieth situated on the Llyn Peninsula in North West Wales.